§ CAPTAIN JESSEL (St. Pancras, S.)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War whether he can state the estimated amount saved to the public by the new scheme of cavalry regiments leaving their horses behind when proceeding from England to Ireland and vice versa; and whether this scheme will be carried out in the case of batteries moving in relief; and if so, what would be the total saving?
§ MR. BRODRICK
Batteries moving between England and Ireland will not take any horses; but as regards cavalry regiments, it is only intended to leave behind the old horses and the latest remounts, say 25 to 30 per cent. of the strength. The financial result, taking one year with another, is expected to be a saving of about £500 a year.